Piotr is an independent illustrator and concept artist living in Warsaw. He designs characters and illustrates for books, films and games, as well as creating his own non-commercial projects. He often uses themes related to history, fantasy and science fiction.
Winged Hussars are a reoccurring subject in his works. “They symbolise devotion and courage,” he says.
Piotr takes inspiration from the Old Masters: Rembrandt, Jacek Malczewski and Józef Brandt. And he’s collaborated with the likes of Platige Image, HEX Entertainment, Polish Digital Art, Sony Online Entertainment, Paizo and CI Games.
1 GOING TO WAR “Horsemen are ready for war, but first let’s eat some apples! The idea was to paint a scene with experienced warriors in a peaceful village. I wanted to show the contrast between the subject and surroundings, as well as a little bit of storytelling.”
2 CHARGE OF THE POLISH WINGED
Hussars “This was the first piece of the set that pushed me to make the whole series. Inspired by the most lethal and unique cavalry unit in the 17th century. I wanted to achieve a feeling of movement with some sketchy effects in the background. I started this piece with just one Hussar, but it quickly evolved into a massive charge.”
3 FORGOTTEN KING “Here’s what can happen when kids are too curious about what’s shining out there in the woods. This is based on a dream. After waking in the middle of night I started making some scribbles and notes. It quickly evolved into a sketch and, a couple of weeks later, a final piece.”